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Louisiana is a traditional open carry state. They have complete state preemption of firearms laws with the exception that laws in place prior to the passage of preemption are allowed to remain in place.
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State Constitution Article I Section 11The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person.
Minimum Age to OC 17
Preemption Complete state preemption of firearms law except that ordinances in effect prior to preemption appear to still be in effect and localities can still regulate the carrying of firearms in:

  • Certain commercial establishments
  • Public buildings

NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms

Open Car Carry You may open carry in a vehicle.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet DeterminedNOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders
College Carry Carry Prohibited by StatuteNOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions
Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at Handgunlaw.us